Gram Vikas Sanstha - Open Science Centre

Project Brief: The problem addressed here is to match the scientific temperament of any student in rural India at her grade level to the one which is expected at that grade level. Changing the mode of introducing science or maths, from learning theorems from books to pr
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stanford
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Neel Kishnani
Project Partner(s): Vrundan Bawankar
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Gram Vikas Sanstha Campus,Shirsala Road,Pauni,
MAHARASHTRA  441910
Tel: 919766370959
Stewarding Chapter: Stanford
Oct 2018StanfordUSD 20260

Total = $20260

We already have a open science center at a land of organisation enclosed by greenery on three sides 5 kms from main town Pauni. it has all the experiments in the school level science presented in the most effective and comprehensible way. All the students from various schools in the radius of 20kms can take advantage of the set up. We can go on next level getting full time volunteers working for the center. The activities will include building up the same model for Maths and introducing it in a most friendly way, creating awareness through campaigns and events in the neighboring villages and creating a planned schedule of these activities. These activities would be done by Science-friends (volunteers) involved in these program. Also, mapping all the students in 20kms impact area and finding out new approaches and methods will be a crucial part of this project along with tracking the effectiveness of science center on certain parameters.
The objectives of Gram Vikas Sanstha are
• Imparting all round education and life skills to local students
• Instilling a healthy balance of IQ, EQ, PQ and SQ in school children
• Making Education a happy and memorable process through innovative
methods
• Empowerment of youth and women
• Rural Development
The problem addressed here is to match the scientific temperament of any student in rural India at her grade level to the one which is expected at that grade level. Changing the mode of introducing science or maths, from learning theorems from books to practical application by self experimenting and making it interesting in a most replicable way is the purpose behind this project. We believe that this would ensure that children would explore themselves in their own unique way and free the next generation from rat-race of becoming so-called engineers. If children are inculcated with the fact that science and maths has arts and creativity and vice-versa, arts has science and maths in it, they would be more confident about choosing their career in the future with basic knowledge of school level science/maths which actually sustains anyone for her lifetime.